Now that Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook is available to the public, popular teardown site iFixit dismantled the laptop in order to take a closer look at some of the new technology used inside Apple’s latest notebook. Unsurprisingly, the Retina MacBook is very difficult to repair and you shouldn’t even think about doing it yourself. More →
Apple on Friday released its boldest MacBook yet, the 12-inch Retina model that only has a single USB-C port supporting both charging and other peripherals. In practice, the MacBook should feature generous all-day battery life, meaning users shouldn’t even have to carry the USB-C charging cable with them at all times. But there’s one very popular app that you might have to avoid if you want to ensure that your new MacBook lasts as long as Apple advertises. More →
As of about 9 a.m. ET, Apple’s Online Store is estimating that both models of the Gold 12-inch Retina MacBook won’t be available to ship for another 3-4 weeks. The Space Gray and Silver MacBooks are also sold out, but those should begin shipping again in the next 1-3 business days. More →
The first reviews came out on Thursday for Apple’s beautiful new MacBook and it seems people really, really miss having multiple ports. As you probably know by now Apple’s 2015 MacBook has eliminated all but two ports from its frame: A headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. Apple thinks that this is all we’ll likely need in the future since we’ll be able to access the vast majority of our important laptop accessories wirelessly. However, many early reviewers are saying this new shift is too much too soon. More →
Much has been said about the 12-inch Retina MacBook’s performance. The new laptop that isn’t on par with what the Air and Pro have to offer in terms of raw power, but it will still offer a more-than-capable computing experience packed into a shockingly slim case. Even so, buyers looking to get their hands on Apple’s slimmest and best-looking MacBook to date this Friday should know there’s also a slightly faster MacBook in Apple’s lineup. Of course, the device is unsurprisingly even more expensive than the models Apple initially announced. More →
You’ll have no problem spotting an Apple retail store when a new iPhone is launched, as fans usually line up for days in advance to make sure they get their hands on the upcoming new toy. However, Apple has apparently decided to change the perspective of its customers in this regard by convincing them to order devices from Apple.com rather than lining up for a device they might not get on release day. Obtained by Business Insider, an internal Apple memo on the matter from Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts reveals the company wants to change the way customers shop starting with the upcoming Apple Watch and Retina MacBook launches. More →
Remember when Apple products had to be released before they appeared in extensive hands-on videos? Well that’s no longer the case, as Ukrainian electronics retailer Rozetka has just published an in-depth video of the unreleased Retina MacBook in action. We first saw an unboxing video starring the new laptop surface last week, and now a much more extensive look at the stunning new computer is available for your viewing pleasure. More →
The Retina MacBook went through its first benchmark test and some people are already freaking out about it after finding out the extremely thin and light laptop will deliver roughly the same performance of the 2011 MacBook Air. That wasn’t really a secret though, as Intel never hid the fact that the Intel Core M processor will deliver a performance that’s on par with computers launched four years ago. But to call the new MacBook a four-year step backward, like Business Insider does, is simply missing the point of Apple’s new laptop. More →
Though Apple’s recently unveiled Retina 12-inch MacBook is set to hit store shelves for a few days, a Geekbench benchmark of Apple’s newest hardware has shed some light on what type of CPU performance users can expect under the hood.
The Geekbench tests measured Apple’s entry-level 1.1GHz Retina MacBook featuring Intel’s new Core M processors. Tested twice, Apple’s svelte laptop delivered two single-core scores of 1924 and 2044 along with multi-core scores of 4038 and 4775.
But how do those numbers stack up to, say, the MacBook Air?
If you’re anxious to get your hands on Apple’s gorgeous new MacBook, you can now do so vicariously through a new unboxing video flagged by 9to5Mac on Wednesday. More →
Though Apple’s recently unveiled 12-inch Retina MacBook has largely elicited positive feedback, not everyone has good things to say about the most recent addition to Apple’s notebook line. Given some of the compromises Apple made in order to get the device so incredibly thin, some of the complaints we’ve seen — it’s underpowered; one USB C port isn’t enough; MagSafe was awesome — aren’t completely out of left field.
All of the MacBook laptops Apple is currently selling come with flash storage on board, which significantly improves their overall performance. Moreover, putting an SSD into an old MacBook will offer you a nice performance boost, breathing new life into older OS X machines. However, SSD aren’t yet affordable, making so this faster storage option is still too expensive for many people.
That will soon change, PCWorld points out, as Intel and Micron have figured out how to build notebook-ready 10TB SSDs, a breakthrough that will help further drive down prices of SSDs, and potentially improve default MacBook storage options in the future. More →